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September 23, 2012

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Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Dreadrocks. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 8349, 26 River St., Methuen. Features readings by guest medium, Laurie Xanthos. Open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the building and maintenance fund. 978-688-6647.

“Anne Bradstreet: Founding Mother & First Poet,” 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the poet’s birth, Susan Lenoe will give a one-woman performance of Bradstreet’s life. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Psychic Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 6 Main St., Pelham. Proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Free admission. Psychic tarot and oracle card readers, as well as a medium, will offer readings for $20. Several vendor and craft tables will be set up. Additional vendors/crafters needed. If interested, call 978-771-2718.

“Tea at the Ridge,” 2 to 6 p.m. at Rolling Ridge, 660 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Features cream scones, sandwiches and petit fours, in a relaxed outdoor setting. Afternoon tea reservations can be made by on-line. Full tea service is available for $18. Reservations needed by Sept. 16. Town officials and the community are invited to see the grounds, the new organic farm and the plans for the fountain. No charge to come to the presentations. In case of rain, tea and all presentations will be inside the mansion. Rain or shine. 978-682-8815, ext. 12, email thestaff@rollingridge.org, rollingridge.org.

“PORTRAITS OF GENIUS” Concert, 3 p.m. at West Parish Church, Andover. Features the Andover Chamber Music and the Chiara Street Quartet. Tickets $30. Group and student discounts available. 978-474-6222, email sales@AndoverChamberMusic.org, AndoverChamberMusic.org.

Soloist performance by Meghan Yankowskas, at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. The clarinetist will perform Claude Debussy’s “Premiere Rhapsodie.” Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu.

Sixth Annual Kingston Fall Classic, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Greenwood Pond, 12 Church St., Kingston. Kingston Children’s Center (KCC) has once again partnered with the South Shore Outboard Association to host their final races. Food and beverages will be on sale. Meet the drivers and watch the races. Families welcome. All proceeds will benefit KCC and its scholarship fund. Free admission. 603-642-3200, email office@kccnh.org.

Bean Supper & Pancake Breakfast, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, St. Theresa’s Church, 22 Plymouth St., Methuen. The bean supper will be on Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m., and the breakfast will be on Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students or $12 for both events, $8 for seniors and students for both events. The church is raising money to send two young parishioners on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic as an alternative winter break with their high school.

“A Dream Play,” 2 p.m. at the Stockbridge Theatre, Derry. Presented by Theatre Kapow. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. tkapow.com.

FREE Introduction to AROMATHERAPY, 10 a.m. to noon at the Yoga Room, 472 Route 111, Village Square Plaza, Hampstead. The Open House event includes a free yoga class. Sample therapeutic-grade essential oils and learn the health benefits. Raffle proceeds will go to the NH Children’s Trust. 603-382-0464, YogaRoomNH.com, HealingBalance.net.

Sundays Sept. 23 through Nov. 18

Free Running Clinic, 8 a.m. at Starbucks, 14 Main St., Andover. Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Striders For individuals and families to get ready for the Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race. Trainees will get a T-shirt. Email lanappv27@gmail.com.

Sept. 23 & 24

Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Sponsored by the Friends of the Nevins Library. Proceeds will help support library programs and activities for all ages. Fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, puzzles, DVDs and CDs will be available. Gently used Halloween costumes will also be sold. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase on Saturday. Bargain Bag Day will be on Monday. 978-686-4080.

Sept. 23 & 24

Auditions for a radio drama production of “A Christmas Carol,” 6 to 9 p.m. at Spotlight Playhouse, 24 Essex St., second floor, Haverhill. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Performance dates: Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8 and 9. 978-380-8509, email info@spotlightplayhouse.org.

Monday, Sept. 24

Annual meeting of the former Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School Retired Employees, noon at The Roma Restaurant, Middlesex Street, Haverhill. 321-720-3673.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot Way, Haverhill. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

MHL’s Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Attend the movie and enter to win the DVD. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Mer

rimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland. 1-800-RED C

ROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

“Preserving Your Family’s Treasures,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Presented by Donia Conn of the Northeast Document Conservation Center. Learn the basics of preserving documents, books, letters and more. Free. 978-686-4080, ext. 12 or 13.

Book Sale “Bag Day,”9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. $3 a bag. Hosted by the Friends of the Haverhill Public Library.

East Parish Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m. at 25 Sunrise St., Haverhill. Plans for the Harvest Supper will be discussed. 978-372-2652.

Fall auditions for the Treble Chorus of New England, by appointment at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Offers three choirs: training for ages 7-9, concert for ages 9-13 and schola for ages 13-18. 978-794-4600, email tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org, treblechorusne.org.

Friends of Patriots Memorial Park planning meeting, 7 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover. Open to anyone interested in keeping the park beautiful. 978-683-9282.

Presidential Trivia Series (video viewing), 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Drawing for correct answer questionnaire to win a prize. 978-983-8825.

Through September

“Artist of the Month” Exhibition Series, at the DeClerck Gallery, 92 Newton Road, Plaistow. The artwork of Theresa Clement will be available for viewing and purchase. The “Clement Collection” features oil paintings, portraits in graphite and pastel, watercolors, sculptures in clay and photography. Clement is also the author of the book, “Quiet Moments,” which will be available for purchase. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Also features the artwork of owner/artist Nicole DeClerck. An artist reception with light refreshments will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, 5 to 8 p.m. declerckgallery.com.

Through Oct. 19

New art exhibitions, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence. “Lives Transformed: A Celebration of Marvin Sweet and his Students” in the Chester F. Sidell Gallery, and “At Home: New Work by Heidi Hogden” in the Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery. Free admission. 978-685-2343, essexartcenter.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Informational Health Talk: “MRSA,” 10:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. With speaker, Amy Ewing, city health nurse. 978-983-8825.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Be-Bop Guitars, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Tuesdays beginning Sept. 25

Yoga Playtime Class, 10:30 a.m. at 44 Hampshire St., Methuen. For parents and children. Yoga poses are presented through games, stories, songs, and poems. Registration required. Limited to 10 children. Email terryisme@verizon.net.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Musical performance by Greg Curtis, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery. Refreshments. 978-983-8825.

Fall Book Sale Preview Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. $20 admission per person, free for Friends members. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway, Methuen. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), redcrossblood.org.

“The Write Stuff: College Essays,” 5 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. The workshop is particularly designed for high school seniors, but juniors who want to get a head start on the process may also attend. The speaker is a representative of NHHEAF, a New Hampshire organization that provides free college planning assistance for students and parents. Attendees will get tips and strategies on developing the written portion of college applications. Those who have a college essay in progress should bring it to the workshop for one-on-one assistance if time allows. Free. Pizza will be provided. Registration required. 603-329-6411, email ProgramsHPL@gmail.com, HampsteadLibrary.org.

International Film Series: “Hate”/“La Haine,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Come at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, cookies and expert commentary. merrimack.edu.

Through Oct. 20

Ag & Arts Juried Art Exhibition, at the Sage Art Gallery, 136 Washington St., Haverhill. Presented by the Agriculture and Arts Project. The project’s mission is to increase the awareness and understanding of agriculture and farmland preservation while showcasing and promoting local artists through the visual arts. sageartgallery.com.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Public Forum with Mayor Zanni, 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. The September forum will include Methuen’s city treasurer, Ann Guastaferro, and city assessor, Michele Mastrangelo. Guastaferro and Mastrangelo will give an overview of what the city assessor’s and treasurer’s offices do and the services they provide. They will also detail the local tax policy and different programs that are available to residents. All are invited to attend.

Author Visit, 7 p.m.

at the Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover. Michael Lowenthal will present “The Paternity Test.” Free and open to the public.

978-475-0143, andoverbookstore.com.

Fundraiser features talks on the paranormal, 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Roma Restaurant, Haverhill. The nonprofit Clean River Project is raising funds to help in its clean up of the Merrimack River. Includes a talk by members of Visions of the Paranormal who will show evidence of ghostly apparitions they photographed during their investigations. Psychic-medium April Sheerin will conduct readings and discuss the afterlife. Paranormal investigator Karen Mossey will discuss her experiences with Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). She will also sell and sign copies of her book, “Spooky Creepy New England.” Also includes a buffet meal. Tickets $65. 978-590-9374.

“Book Chat,” 10 to 11 a.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Hear which new fiction and nonfiction titles are getting the best reviews. Also features author-talk alerts, e-reader demonstrations, staff picks, and more. 978-373-1586, ext. 608.

Reiki Level I Class, 6 to 9 p.m. at Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow. Reiki offers relaxation and healing. $85 fee includes certificate. On-line registration form available. 603-382-0464, HealingBalance.net.

“How to Dress Every Body Well,” 7 p.m. in the Milhendler Room, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Emily Neill will present the program. Learn the basics of how to make what’s already in one’s closet work most effectively, and get more deliberate about fashion choices that enhance one’s personal style and figure. 978-373-1586.

Piano Concert, 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 57 Peters St., North Andover. John Nilsen, an award-winning pianist and composer from Oregon, will perform a mix of sacred and secular music. A free will offering will be accepted. northandoverumc.org.

Friday, Sept. 28

Comedienne Loretta LaRoche — “Authentic Happiness: It Takes Courage to be Happy,” 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover. Tickets $35. Proceeds will go towards the Northern Essex Community College Fund. 978-556-3789, email lsmerdon@necc.mass.edu.

Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Needlework Social, 1 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive. Held on the second and fourth Friday of each month. For all who enjoy needlework. No sign-up necessary. New participants are welcome to drop in. Bring a current project. 603-329-6411, HampsteadLibrary.org.

Hyssong Family in concert, 7 p.m. at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., Haverhill. Dell, Susan and Richard Hyssong travel full-time throughout the U.S. and Canada. The award-winning family trio has top 40 songs on the radio charts. There is no charge for the gospel concert, but a freewill offering will be taken. 603-329-6047.

Pink on the Green Charity Golf Tournament, 7:30 a.m. shotgun start at the Windham Country Club, 1 Country Club Road, Windham. With Team BellaDonna. Includes 18 holes of golf, a clinic, lunch, prizes. Proceeds benefit the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade. windhamcc.com.

Martini Family Fundraiser, 7 p.m. at The Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal St., Lawrence. Includes raffles, silent auctions, music, dinner and cash bar. One raffle ticket is $1, seven tickets are $5, arms’ length raffle tickets are $15. Event tickets are $20. All proceeds will go to the Martini family. Visit the website to learn about the Martini family. Donations are welcome. Email GilleyJ@merrimack.edu, martinifamilyfundraiser.webs.com.

Grace Coffee House, 7 p.m. at Abundant Grace Church, 127 Rockingham Road, Derry. Includes Christian and wholesome music, open mike sessions, clean Christian comedy, free coffee and refreshments, and free raffle tickets. 603-432-0510, abundantgracenh.com.

Art Show, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the People Recovery Center, 11 Union St., Lawrence. In celebration of September being Recovery Month. The show features oils, acrylics, paper mache, creative expression and more. Refreshments and door prizes. Take a tour of the center and meet the peers and staff. 978-688-5767, email info@peoplerecoverycenter.org.

Sept. 28, 29 & 30

Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” check for show times at Riverside Memorial Church, Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland St., Haverhill. Performed by Spotlight Playhouse. Tickets $15, $13 for seniors. 978-380-8509, email tickets@spotlightplayhouse.org, spotlightplayhouse.org.

Sept. 28 & 29

Craft fair & fall festival, 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Sacred Hearts School in Bradford. The indoor and outdoor event will feature 50/50 raffles, local crafters and artisans, children’s games and activities. Raffle items include an iPad, flat screen TV, cash and more. Limited space is still available for crafters. On-line applications are available. sacredheartsbradford.org, email shsfallfair@yahoo.com.

Through Sept. 28

“To Serve the Common Cause: Haverhill’s Women During the Civil War” Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill. Learn about the contributions Haverhill women made to the war effort, see the flag that hat maker Nancy Buswell made of silk ribbons from her shop, and take a guided tour of the museum’s three buildings. Reproduction Civil War era quilts will also be on display. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children 7-17. Email info@haverhillhistory.org, haverhillhistory.org.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Third Annual Dodo 5K Run/Walk, at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, 145 Ward Hill Ave., Bradford. In conjunction with the rehabilitation hospital’s 30th birthday celebration. The money raised will benefit Dana Farber. $5 for the Dodo run/children’s events, $25 for adults for the 5K. Free admission to the health fair. 978-372-8000, email cscali@whittierhealth.com.

Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern Massachusetts “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” beginning at Brickstone Square in Andover. Form a team or walk as an individual. Money raised will help provide care and support for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s and to fund research. Volunteers needed. alzwalkMANH.org.

Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Atkinson Town Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participants’ homes and at the Atkinson Community Center. Sponsored by the Atkinson Women’s Civic Club (AWCC). Rain or shine. Atkinson residents may register for this fundraiser event by completing the registration form available at the Atkinson Town Hall, Kimball Public Library, Atkinson Community Center, Atkinson Village store or online at AWCC-NH.org. Registration fee is $25 and must be postmarked by Sept. 22. Late registrations will not be included on the map. Maps will be available on Sept. 28. 603-560-3405.

“Friends of the Poor Walk,” 9 a.m. beginning at All Saints. Hosted by the St. Vincent de Paul Societies of All Saints Parish and St. James Parish in Haverhill. Registration is at 8 a.m. Walkers will cross the Comeau Bridge to South Pleasant Street then across the Basiliere Bridge, ending up at St. James Church with coffee, juice and doughnuts. Rain or shine. All donations received stay in the St. Vincent de Paul Conferences and are fully tax deductible. Registration are available at the churches and on-line. 978-372-8871, 978-373-1652, email hjaycat@aol.com, svdpusa.org.

Ham & Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St., North Andover. Menu includes ham, two kinds of beans, homemade coleslaw and potato salad and plenty of desserts. $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and children under 12, free for children under 4.

Electronics Recycling Event, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Haverhill Re-Cycle Center, 50 Primrose St. TVs $15, monitors $10. Also accepting air conditioners, microwaves, VCRs, DVDs, printers, fax machines, copiers, stereos, treadmills, grills, etc. 978-374-2325.

Annual Shish Kebob Supper, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, 2 Salem St., Salem, N.H. The menu consists of a choice of lamb or chicken kebob, rice pilaf, salad, pita bread and dessert. Take out is available. All are welcome.

Author Talk, 2 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, MD, will read an excerpt from her book, “Crash: A Mother, a Son, and the Journey from Grief to Gratitude,” and take questions from the audience. 978-373-1586.

Italian Feast, 4 to 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Salem, United Church of Christ, 15 Lawrence Road, Salem, N.H. Includes an Italian meal of soup, salad, pasta, bread and dessert. The money raised will help sustain church programs and support community missions. $7 for adults, $4 for children under 12, free for children under 3, $20 per family. All are welcome. 603-893-3421, FCC-Salem.org.

The Social Life of Haverhill Dance, 8 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion, Main Street, Route 121, Haverhill. For singles and couples. DJ. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. 603-642-5881.

Financial Workshop for Young Families, 11 a.m. to noon at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Tyler Speck, a local financial planner, and Martin Michaud, a partner at New York Life, will present a short workshop and Q&A session. Topics include the importance of life insurance, advantages and disadvantages of term and permanent insurance, how insurance can play a vital role in paying off one’s home mortgage early, and how permanent insurance can aid in paying for children’s educations. Open to the public. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided. RSVP is requested but not required. 603-828-8161.

Saturdays through Oct. 27

Haverhill Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 40 Bailey Blvd., Haverhill. Offers local food and artisan vendors supplying fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, baked goods and more. Music and children’s activities. haverhillfarmersmarket.org.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Second annual Sunday “Reggae On The River” Series (Live Reggae), 4 to 8 p.m. at Salvatore’s, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence. With Jah-N-I Roots Band. Rain or shine. Free admission, family-friendly, free parking. 978-521-5680, 978-291-0220.

20th annual “Trot for Special Tots” 5K Road Race & Fun Walk, 10 a.m. start at The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood St., Andover. Registration is at 9 a.m. Registration/information, TheProfessionalCenter.org.

Family Dance Party with DJ Dee Kimball, 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Andover Town Common. Hosted by the Newcomers and Neighbors Club of the Andovers, a nonprofit organization that provides social events and activities for residents of Andover and North Andover. Meet new people, get involved in the community, create memories and build friendships. Email info@newcomersandneighbors.org, newcomersandneighbors.org.

Fall Book Sale, 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Cut-A-Thon, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Styles Unlimited, 77 Howe St., Methuen. $10 haircuts. All proceeds will go to Team Nick. The salon is sponsoring Nick Ramirez, a child who has diabetes. Team Nick will walk at the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes on Oct. 13, in Boston. 978-682-6223.

Jayme’s Bears Sew-a-thon, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Main Street Sewing Studio, 516 Main St., Hampstead. The Jayme’s Bears Initiative is making bears for children in need and encouraging youth and community involvement. Creative ideas welcome. Registration encouraged. 603-329-5672, email mainstreetsewing@comcast.net.

Monday, Oct. 1

Creative Cafe: Monthly Craft Night, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Join fellow crafters and work on one’s own projects. Open to adults who knit, crochet, scrapbook, and create other portable crafts. Meetings are held on the first open Monday of each month. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

TRIAD Senior Safety meeting, 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

“Let’s Create: Mosaics,” 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Join mosaic and stained glass artist Leslie Doherty for a hands-on lesson with glass tile mosaics. Participants will create a trivet or small wall plaque to keep. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Greg Abate Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Andover Garden Club Membership Meeting, 10 a.m. at South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. Tony Todesco, owner of One Main Street Studio in Stow, will present the floral design program, “What’s New in Design.” Free for members, $10 for guests. Includes refreshments. 978-470-2627, email bettychapman@verizon.net.

Read to Dixie, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Children’s Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. Sign up for one 15-minute session with Dixie the READ dog. Registration required. 603-898-7064.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Lunch Time Knitting Group, noon to 2 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. This month’s title will be “The Codex” by Douglas Preston. Copies are available through the library. 603-898-7064.

Methuen Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. in the Nevins Memorial Library Garden Room, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Bill Fitzgerald, owner of Mann Orchards, will speak on the history of the orchard and their use of solar power. The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Happy Hearts Choral Group’s “Rock Around the Clock” Show, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Tickets $5. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. 978-983-8825.

Career Networking Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. “Networking” will be presented. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

“Los Valientes,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College campus, intersection of Routes 114 and 125, North Andover. Presented by the Core Ensemble. Features songs and concert/vernacular music by Latin American composers. Tickets $12. Wheelchair accessible. merrimack.edu.

Casino Night, 6 to 10 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Proceeds will benefit Boston University School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Methuen Senior Center. Free admission, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Salem Republican Committee meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beshara Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Movie Night, 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Lancaster Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. “House of the Seven Gables” will be screened. Part of the month-long One Book, One Community program. Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, it will also be part of the Book to Movie discussion later this month. 603-898-7064.

Thursday’s Monday Knitting Circle, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room, Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. 603-898-7064.

Friday, Oct. 5

Performance by pianist Scot Andrews, 2 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Andrews will play the music of Fats Waller and Scott Joplin. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Oct. 5 & 15

Flu Shot Clinics, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Rite Aid Pharmacy. Call for an appointment. 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Oct. 6

“Rhythms of Grace,” 2 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church,187 East Road, Hampstead. Hear a bible story, interact in therapeutic arts and crafts projects and share gluten-free communion in a child-friendly environment. Designed to meet the spiritual needs of children and their families (parents and siblings) living with autism-spectrum disorders and other special needs. Non-denominational. Staffed by trained volunteers. Ongoing services will be held on the first Saturday of the month. Handicapped accessible. 603-329-4674, email nhrhythmsofgrace@gmail.com, saintcs.org.

Mad Hatter Day, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Cavalarro Room, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Make a Mad Hatter hat. For ages 5 and up. 978-373-1586.

Star Wars Reads Day, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St. Activities include a character guessing game, movie trivia, costume contest, LEGO Star Wars and more. 978-373-1586.

“Little Red Riding Hood,” 9:30 and 11 a.m. at the Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Church, 396 Main St., North Andover. Presented by the Fairy Tale Players Children’s Theater. Performances combine energetic storytelling, audience participation, live music, improvisation and stagecraft education to introduce children to the performing arts. Tickets $5. Doors open 15 minutes before the show. fairytaleplayers.org.

Merrimack Valley Special Needs Resource Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Merrimack College’s Sakowich Center, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Offers an opportunity for parents and professionals to explore the local resources available for the Special Needs community. Exhibitors include medical and therapeutic services, educational supports, assistive technology, social skills programs, financial planning, horseback riding, and more. Vendor tables are available for $20. Call to register. 781-316-6040, merrimackspecialneedsresourcefair.eventbrite.com.

Oct. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 & 28

“CASTLE of FEAR,” after dark at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Coupons online. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Happy Hearts Choral Group’s “Rock Around the Clock” Show, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Tickets $5. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. 978-983-8825.

Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductor’s Association (MICCA) Performance Festival, 1 p.m. on the Andover High School field. Hosted by the Andover Marching Band, under the direction of Joseph Wright. Five bands and their color guards, from the surrounding region, will compete and demonstrate their performance skills. Open to the public. Support the AHS Marching Band. Refreshments will be available.

Free Classical Music Concert, 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence St. Lynne Wilby and Christine Petrucci will give a four-hands piano performance featuring the music of Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak and Debussy. A reception will follow. Presented by the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library and supported by the Catherine McCarthy Memorial Trust and the White Fund. 978-683-8222.

Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28

“The Art of Icon Painting” workshops, 1 to 4 p.m. at Nichols Village, 54 Main St., Groveland. With Marina Forbes, Russian icon maker, teacher and lecturer. The hands-on studio workshop is for students interested in learning how to create traditional Russian icons. The program will include a discussion and demonstration of traditional materials and methods of icon making. Students will create their own icons using a combination of traditional and contemporary materials and methods. No painting experience is required. Experienced artists are also welcome. 603-332-2255, email marina@anylanguage.org, MarinaForbes.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

“Let’s Create: Zentangle,” 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Create artwork through repetitive patterns. Presented by Emily Classon, librarian and certified Zentangle teacher. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Fred Buda Quintet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Performance by guitarist Paul Wayne, 10 a.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Wayne will play the music of Johnny Cash and Jimmy Buffett. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Foxwoods Resort Casino trip, 7 a.m. departure from the VFW Post 8349 parking lot, 26 River St., Methuen. Return at 7 p.m. $30 per person. Includes a buffet food voucher, Keno voucher. Payment must be received by Sept. 26. Call to reserve a seat. 978-688-6647.

45’s Tournament, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. $2 per person. All are welcome. Sign up in the office. 978-983-8825.

Interactive Forum on Voting, 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Mayor Steve Zanni and City Clerk Tina Touma-Conway. Topics include how to register to vote, voting by absentee ballot, and upcoming deadlines. Following the presentation, Touma-Conway will accept questions from residents. 978-983-8506.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Writers’ Group, 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Open to writers of adult fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. The group provides constructive advice and feedback on each other’s works in progress. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Greg Greenway in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover. Tickets $15. 978-397-9453, crossroadscoffeehouse.org.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features Boots & Co. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Annual Black Cat Benefit Bash, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Hosted by the Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley (ARMV), the silent auction/fundraiser benefits the area’s homeless animals. Features psychic readings, live music, entertainment, food prepared by local chefs, raffles. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds help ARMV purchase food, provide medical care and fund sterilization clinics for the many feral, stray, and foster cats in its care. 978-374-7233, armv.org.

Flag Decommission & Disposal Ceremony, noon to 1 p.m. at the Upper Village Hall, East Derry Road, East Derry. Presented by Molly Reid Chapter DAR. Bring old torn, faded American flags.

Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First-Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. Menu includes clove-studded glazed ham, homemade, slow-cooked baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and pies. $7 for adults, $4 for children 4-10, free for children 3 and under. Proceeds will fund the church’s “Thanksgiving For All” ministry, which provides Thanksgiving meals for families in the Merrimack Valley. Sponsored by the First-Calvary Baptist Church Board of Deacons.

Saturdays Oct. 13 through March 16

Methuen Youth Hockey (MYHA) Learn-to-Skate Program, 8:30 a.m. at the Methuen High School ice rink, 1 Ranger Road. No classes Dec. 22 and 29. Open to children ages 4 and up. Cost is $150 for the full 21-week session. Skating fundamentals will be taught. A HECC-approved helmet is required and valid 2012-2013 USA Hockey registration. Email clerk@myha.com, myha.com.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Sports Cards & Bruins Autograph show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gaythorne Knights of Columbus Hall, 462 Broadway, Methuen. Boston Bruins legend, Gilles Gilbert, will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon. Dealer tables with sports card memorabilia will be on display for sale. $2 admission, $15 for autographs. 508-265-4440.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

AARP meeting, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Foot Care Clinic, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. By appointment only. $25. 978-983-8825.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Ray Santisi Trio, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

North Andover Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church Parish Hall, 196 Main St., North Andover. Julie McIntosh Shapiro, Harvard University Herbaria, will present “Compost: The Sweet Smell of Success.” She will discuss her methods of composting, how to recycle lots of things with a backyard composter, and how to prevent one’s compost pile from having unpleasant odors. Free and open to the public. 978-689-9318, email northandovergardenclub@yahoo.com.

“A Shopping Boutique,” 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wyndham Andover Hotel. Vendors will display and sell jewelry, make-up, skin care, books, handbags, clothing, Pampered Chef items and more. There will also be product demonstrations, a cash bar and raffles. Tickets are $5 in advance and at the door on the night of the event, but will be three for $10 if purchased in advance. Presented by Merrimack Valley Partners in Service (MVPS). The money raised will go toward the MVPS Scholarship Fund. Email mvpsinc@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Free Legal Clinic with Atty. Karol Bisbee, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Appointment required; 15-minute maximum. 978-983-8825.

Meet with Methuen Veteran’s Director Tom Hargreaves, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. 978-983-8825.

Musical performance by Ruth Harcovitz, 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Harcovitz will sing “The Sunny Skies of Italy.” Sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery. Refreshments. 978-983-8825.

“Grab Your Passports! Destination: Germany,” 7 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. Dave Caponigro will stroll with his accordion as part of the evening. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Career Networking Group, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Topic includes “Library resources for job seekers.” 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

“Genealogy: Myths & Legends,” 7 p.m. at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen. Michael Brophy will explain and debunk some of the popular fiction about genealogy and family history. Free admission. 978-686-4080, ext. 13.

“Meet & Greet Coffee Hour,” 9:30 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Brian Corrigan, candidate for Registrar of Deeds. All are welcome. 978-983-8825.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Fifth Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hall of St. Lucy Parish, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Crafters needed. Space includes an 8-ft. table for $30. 978-685-8818.

Second Annual Knights on the Run 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Run, at North Andover High School. Sponsored by the North Andover Athletic Association (NAAA). The Kids’ Run (for ages under 12) begins at 9 a.m. The 5K race starts at 9:30 a.m. For runners and walkers of all ages. Awards will be given to first and second place winners in each age category. Registration fees: $25 for preregistered runners/walkers, $30 for walk-in registrations, $5 for Kids’ Run. Online registration deadline is Oct. 18. Free T-shirt for the first 150 5K registrations. knightsrun5K.com.

Andover Marching Band Redeemable Bottle Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the West Middle School parking lot, 70 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Start saving bottles and cans now.

Fifth Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Lucy Parish, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen. Includes demonstrations by The Eagle-Tribune’s “Pat’s Kitchen” columnist, Pat Altomare, 9 a.m. to noon. Shop a variety of homemade crafts. There will be raffle prize drawings every hour. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be available. There will also be a book sale.

Second annual Bake Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the old Town Hall, Main Street, Andover. Hosted by the Greater Lawrence Italian Women’s Club.

The Rockaholics Perform, 2 p.m. at Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, 4 Gleason St. The band will play classic music from the 1960’s and beyond. Free, but advance registration encouraged. 978-685-2220, MethuenVillage.com.

Fall Festival & Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Presentation of Mary Academy campus, Dupre Center, 209 Lawrence St., Methuen. Includes children’s activities (games, face painting and make-your-own crafts table), a penny social, holiday table, a white elephant table, grab bags and food. Children dressed in Halloween costumes will get a surprise treat. pmamethuen.org.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Children’s Halloween Costume Party, noon to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes games, treats, activities by Little Sprouts. Rain date is Oct. 28. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Solstice Sackbuts performance, 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. David Lindsey, Alan Johnson, and Leslie Havens on soprano, alto, tenor, and bass trombones. Supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Free Introduction to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Route 28, Andover. Open to those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into a class. The free one-hour class teaches principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor, Connie Glore, registered yoga teacher. 978-886-7944, unionstudioyoga.com.

Oct. 21, Nov. 18 & Dec. 9

Free Intro to Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at UnionStudio Yoga, 305 North Main St., Route 28, Andover. For those who are new to yoga but not quite ready to jump into a class. The one hour class will teach the principles of correct alignment, guidelines for breathing, and basic poses for strength, flexibility and balance. With instructor, Connie Glore, RYT. 978-886-7944, email contact@unionstudioyoga.com, unionstudioyoga.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

“Let’s Create: Cards,” at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Learn how to create handmade cards for the season. Create several cards using rubber stamps, coordinating papers, and embellishments. Presented by Diane Giarrusso, librarian and Stampin’ Up demonstrator. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Harry Allen Quartet, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $10 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

International Film Series: “Leolo,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Come at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, cookies and expert commentary. merrimack.edu.

Tuesdays Oct. 23 through Dec. 4

Tai Chi Classes, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Timberlane Regional High School, 36 Greenough Road, Plaistow. $75. No class Nov. 6. Practice this gentle motion sequence to reduce stress, improve health, balance, digestion, concentration, immune function, increase energy and bone density. On-line registration form available. 603-382-0464, HealingBalance.net.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Tambakos Film Series: “The Tempest,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Come at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, cookies and expert commentary. merrimack.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Fuel Assistance Forum, 10:45 a.m. to noon at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Hosted by Mayor Steve Zanni. Speakers include Linda Soucy of the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc, Veterans Agent Tom Hargreaves and representatives from National Grid and Columbia Gas. Learn about the different public and private programs that are available to reduce energy costs and provide payment assistance. While primarily focused on programs for seniors, all homeowners are invited. 978-983-8506.

Friday, Oct. 26

Berj Zamkochian Memorial Organ Recital: John Scott, 8 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Sponsored by the Gomidas Organ Fund, Inc. Tickets $20 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets will be available at the door. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Oct. 26-28

“Willy Wonka,” check for show times at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover. 978-276-9568, actandover.com.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Free Breakfast for Methuen seniors, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Sponsored by Bill Manzi. 978-983-8825.

Saturday Night Ballroom Dance, 7:30 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Features The Mel-Tones. $9 per person. 978-983-8825.

Sunday, Oct. 28

“Let’s Create: Mandalas,” 2 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Work with colors, shapes, and patterns to create mandalas using pen, pastel, colored pencil, and collage. Presented by Karen Beaver. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

BRUINS ALUMNI BENEFIT GAME, 4 p.m. at The Rinks at Exeter. Boston Bruins alumni will take on the Sanborn Indians, which include players from the new Sanborn ice hockey team, parents and friends. Advance tickets can be purchased at Sanborn Regional High School or at the ice rink. Sanborn ice hockey players will also have tickets for sale. If tickets are not sold out by game day, then they will be sold at the door. Tickets $10, free for children under 4. The money raised will be used to fund the new Sanborn Regional High School ice hockey program. Raffles and Bruins memorabilia will be sold. Email sanbornicehockey@comcast.net.

Monday, Oct. 29

Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover. Attend the movie, enter to win the DVD. 978-623-8401, ext. 31 or 32, mhl.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Ice Cream Social, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St. Music by DJ Dick Arsenault. Sponsored by Rep. Linda Dean Campbell. 978-983-8825.

Jocko’s Jazz: The Kenny Hadley 16-piece Big Band, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. $5 cover. Wheelchair accessible. 978-683-9200, jockosjazz.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Tambakos Film Series: “The Phantom of the Opera,” 7 p.m. at the Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover. Come at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, cookies and expert commentary. merrimack.edu.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Janis Ian in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover. Tickets $30. 978-397-9453, crossroadscoffeehouse.org, JanisIan.com.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Psychic Readings, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. $20 for each 15-minute session. Appointments are booked at the door only. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Friday, Nov. 16

Silent Movie Night, at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Two comedies will be screened: “The Mystery of the Leaping Fish” and “A Sailor-Made Man.” With organ accompanist, Peter Edwin Krasinski. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. Sponsored by Lee W. Malone and Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Nov. 24 & 25

Sanborn Ice Hockey Holiday Craft Fair, at Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston. Crafters wanted. Reserve an 8-ft. table now for $50. Make checks payable to Sanborn Athletics and mail to Dena Bouzianis, 9 Maple St., Kingston, NH 03848. Include name, address, email, phone number and brief description of the items. 207-351-5338, email sanbornicehockey@comcast.net.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Merrimack Valley PFLAG chapter meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, South Church, 41 Central St., Andover. 781-891-5966. email merrimackvalleypflag@gmail.com, gbpflag.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Senior Knitting & Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Hosted by the Council on Aging. Offers an opportunity for knitters and crafters to sell their items and for holiday shoppers to purchase handmade items. 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or 16.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Cocoa with Santa, 9 a.m. noon at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Includes activities by Little Sprouts, treats, and cocoa. $7 for children, $5 for adults. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Family Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Features “Music Maximus.” A freewill offering will be collected to benefit Emmaus, Inc. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.

Friday, Dec. 7

Open House, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features music and displays. Free admission. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Kristen Miller in concert, 8 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse, North Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 Great Pond Road, second floor, North Andover. Tickets $15. crossroadscoffeehouse.org, kristenmillermusic.com.

Dec. 8 & 9

“A Merry Music Hall Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway, Route 28. Features Ray Cornils, organ, Betty Rines and John Schnell, trumpets. Reserved tickets $20, non-reserved $15, children $5. Call 781-593-5039 for advance tickets after Nov. 1. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Sponsored by Appleton Eye Associates, Demoulas Foundation, Haverhill Rotary, Methuen Co-operative Bank. 978-685-0693, mmmh.org.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Holiday Craft & Gift Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. Offers artisans, crafters, vendors, gift items, door prizes and more. Admission $2 per person. 978-521-1686, winnekenni.com.